Read about the former Liberal and then Liberal Democrat MP and party leader, David Steel.


Tyler slams Steel over Lords reform

One for those who have followed the details of internal Liberal Democrat debates over House of Lords reform*: How David [Steel] squares his long-standing commitment to a fully elected House [of Lords] with the excuses for inaction he keeps handing to the ‘not at any price’ refuseniks is quite beyond me. Taken from Who Decides? … Read the full post »


The oddest story involving a Liberal Party leader and a dog

No, not Jeremy Thorpe but David Steel. In the late 1970s the then Liberal Party leader David Steel presented the Communist dictator of Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu, with a labrador puppy. As you do. At least that made a change from deciding not to bomb Greenland.